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- another term for phosgene
- ‘The vinyl acylanhydrocitrates can be prepared by initially contacting citric acid with a carboxylic anhydride or carbonyl chloride followed by transesterification of the reaction product either with vinyl acetate in the presence of a catalyst or with acetylene.’
- ‘Like phosgene and diphosgene, which share a characteristic odor of freshly-cut grass, carbonyl chloride was potentially available for use in the war.’
- ‘In view of the enormous number of cases of uraemia already handled by the author it appears that a plausible suggestion with regard to the biochemical steps involved in the production of carbonyl chloride and associated compounds is called for.’
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